A family affair

An artist's
of an artist,
a collector's
of a collector

He has the sensitivity of an artist, the sharp eye of a collector and the vision of a company director. Daniel Rocher‘s career is atypical.
Amazed since childhood by luminescent plankton, this Pisces ascending Pisces first followed in the footsteps of his father Yves Rocher and at the age of 26 created his own marine cosmetics company, Daniel Jouvance. His thirst for discovery and his commitment to the protection of the marine environment, as fascinating as it is fragile, are the source of his encounters and trips to the four corners of the world.
Art has always held an essential place in his life. It was the discovery of Inuit art that made her want to sculpt. Soft and round forms, then progressively long, his works seek to question the fragility of Man. In the park of the castle, his ladder, inspired by Jacob’s angelic dream, soars towards the sky as if to reach the beyond. Elsewhere, “Sparks of life” shine and reflect the great moments of our sometimes-dented existence, from birth to death, again questioning our spirituality. Like giants with feet of clay, his “Great men” also evoke the vulnerability of the world. As for his last series, “Les arches”, it symbolizes “the door”, the one that we cross like an initiatory passage, that we push by curiosity or that we open wide to others.
The Park of the Château de Charleval bears witness to the desire of the artist Daniel Rocher to offer contemporary art the most beautiful of grounds for expression. For him, a sculpture is “a supplement to the soul”. The works inhabit the space, interacting with their environment: a veritable Garden of Eden where happiness seems within reach.

From left to right: Noémie, Daniel and Aurélia Rocher

« A work of art is an outward sign of inner wealth »

Season of heaven

17 juillet



Château Charleval accueille l’exposition « Seasons of heaven », qui réunit les deux artistes, Aurélia Rocher et Joanna Cutri. Céramiques et toiles contemporaines se répondent et questionnent notre lien à la Mémoire et la Nature.